During this English lesson, you will learn some more advanced cases of subject-verb concordance that baffl many learners. These questions are also singular, although they speak of a group of people. Select the correct form of the verb that corresponds to the subject. Combine the following sentences with an appropriate form of the verb in parentheses. 15. Mathematics (is, are) John`s favorite subject, while civics (is, are) Andreas` favorite subject. These words always take the plural form of the verb: The subject-verb agreement is one of the first things you learn in English class: these words are irregular plural nouns (nouns that are not made by the addition of -s) and they take the plural form of the verb: “Men generally don`t like to buy clothes.” 21. The members of the commission (directing, directing) live very differently in private. . 6. The brothers and their sister are good at university. There is a debate about the word “data”! Technically, the data is plural (the singular form is “date”). However, in everyday language, people often treat “data” as “information” – as countless nouns that adopt the singular form.
Both forms are therefore correct: “The data is correct” and “The data is correct”. To learn more about the “data debate”, click here and here. 4. The chief, like his brothers, belongs to the same tribe. . These words can be singular OR plural depending on what follows! 20. The committee (debates, debates) examines these issues carefully. 2. Either my mother or my father (is, are) come to meet.
22. The Prime Minister (greets, greets) with his wife the press cordially. “Some students are not going to succeed.” 23. All CDs, even scratched, (are, are) in this case. . . . 8. The man with all the birds (live, live) in my street.
7. One of my sisters is on a trip to France. 49K There were (was, there were) fifteen candies in this bag. Now there is only one! “40% of people don`t support the new law.” Note: In British English, “family” and “team” are often plural. 9. The children and their mothers are missing. To talk about a single member of the police, we can say police officers or police officers – or the term gender-neutral police officer. .. .